Belonging: A Weekly Practice

Belonging: a Weekly Practice Space (BaWPS) is a free, weekly, drop-in space from the Othering & Belonging Institute. In form and content, it responds to some of the most consistent questions we get about belonging: Is belonging a destination, a...

Structural Racism Explained

The “Structural Racism Explained” video (above) draws upon many varied sources in formulating specific definitions for different types of racism. The video and prompts provided in this video and teaching guide (download using form on right side of...

Curriculum & Resources: Teaching for Racial Equity & Housing Justice

People are increasingly familiar with redlining and gentrification as processes that produce racially unjust conditions in housing. But these on their own are not enough to understand the deeply rooted policies and practices of racial exclusion that...

Bridging - Towards A Society Built on Belonging: Animated Video + Curriculum

This animated explainer video gives a high-level snapshot of our analysis of bridging and breaking as possible responses in our current times.

Blueprint for Belonging Popular Education Curriculum Resources

Advancing a new strategic narrative will require popular education that provides spaces and resources for people concerned with social justice to gain new analysis and strategies for engaging with the world. Towards this end, the Blueprint for...

The Circle of Human Concern: Video + Curriculum

Watch this video in Spanish. In this animated video voiced by Institute Director john a. powell, the differences between public and private space, and their alternatives are discussed as they relate to the circle of human concern. Through the...

Fighting Exclusion with Innovative Approaches to Fair Housing Law

Photo Credit: Rasheed Shabazz of Shabazz Images On April 4, 2016, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society kicked-off Fair Housing Month by co-sponsoring Fighting Exclusion: Innovative Approaches to Fair Housing Law. The California Renters...

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Black Lives Matter, A Year After Ferguson (featuring john a. powell)

Director john a. powell is featured in this video produced by AJ+ one year after Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson, Missouri.

Why We Need to Build and Bridge

A talk by Eboo Patel, followed by discussion with john a. powell and Allison Briscoe-Smith. Free event but registration is required.

Animated Explainer Video Series

Our animated explainer videos break down some of the key principles that guide our work at the Othering & Belonging Institute. Follow the links below to view the videos, to read transcripts of the audio, and to learn more about each concept.